PetsForHomes
Post An Ad

English Setter

Search over 1 English Setter dog across Australia

English Setters make fine hunting dogs and wonderful family pets. Their easygoing nature and love of people make them great do-it-all dogs. This mild mannered and sensitive breed is quiet indoors but can be boisterous and playful outdoors.

Read More  >

English Setter

Filter Filter

Search

Search

Breed

Search

Location

Map Marker

Price Range

$
$

Breed Characteristics

Grooming

  • Grooming
  • Grooming
  • Grooming
  • Grooming
  • Grooming

Exercise

  • Exercise
  • Exercise
  • Exercise
  • Exercise
  • Exercise

Size Range

  • Size Range
  • Size Range
  • Size Range
  • Size Range
  • Size Range
Responsible Pet Breeders Australia

Find English Setters
For Sale

Search

1 Item Found

Australia's No. 1 Free Pets Classified

English Setters make fine hunting dogs and wonderful family pets. Their easygoing nature and love of people make them great do-it-all dogs. This mild mannered and sensitive breed is quiet indoors but can be boisterous and playful outdoors.

Read more
Questions To Ask A BreederClose
  1. Are you are registered breeder?
  2. Can we meet in person?
  3. Have they been socialised?
Loading

Dogs – Melbourne

7 week old English Staffordshire puppys for sale vaccinated and microchip

Lesley


Breed Characteristics

Grooming

  • Grooming
  • Grooming
  • Grooming
  • Grooming
  • Grooming

Exercise

  • Exercise
  • Exercise
  • Exercise
  • Exercise
  • Exercise

Size Range

  • Size Range
  • Size Range
  • Size Range
  • Size Range
  • Size Range

The Ultimate English Setter Guide

About English Setter

The English Setter is a born and bred hunting dog, and is an excellent choice for any hobby hunter or someone who may want to compete with their dog. They’re also gentle enough to be therapy dogs.

Lifespan

Lifespan

11 to 15 years

Weight

Weight

45 to 80 pounds

Height

Height

58 to 68 cm

Grooming

Grooming

English Setter puppies and adults are relatively low-maintenance when it comes to grooming. Use a soft-bristled brush and metal comb to keep their coat smooth and silky.

Origins

It is thought that setter-type dogs existed as far back as 400 years ago. They were probably a mix of several different types of hunting dog from that era. Today’s English Setter, however, was developed in the 19th century.

The first two English Setter breeders of note were Englishman Edward Laverack and Welshman R.L. Purcell Llewellin. In fact, the breed can be split into two types: Laverack and Llewellin.

These Laverack and Llewellin types are now considered the field type and show type English Setters, respectively.

Key Characteristics Of English Setters

Are English Setters Family-Friendly?

Yes, English Setters make excellent dogs for active families. They love spending time with humans, and get along wonderfully with children.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

English Setters may suffer from:

Deafness

Hip and elbow dysplasia

Hypothyroidism

Nature / Temperament

Easygoing, Lively, Dependable, Playful, Affectionate

Suitable Environment

The English Setter enjoys being in an active family and taking part in all family activities. They require a home with a fenced outdoor space where they can run off-leash.

Due to their size and high energy level, they don’t usually enjoy being cooped up in an apartment all day.

Other Considerations

● English Setters can become very vocal when they get bored.

● Crate training is recommended since the English Setter can sometimes be difficult to housetrain.

● English Setters are born solid white and develop their spots, much like Dalmatians.

 

How can I take good care of my English Setter?

Nutrition

English Setter puppies will do well on high-quality, commercial dog food. Since the breed is prone to weight gain, it’s a good idea to weigh out an English Setter’s meals. Clean water should be made available at all times.

It’s also crucial to feed your English Setter a dog food that is formulated for their life stage. You can opt to consult with your vet about your dog’s diet and nutrition, if necessary.

Grooming

Shedding isn’t a big issue for the English Setter, and they usually only need one brushing each week to get rid of loose hairs and dander.

Exercise

English Setters love running, and they love doing it with their owners. Plan on spending at least an hour each day giving your English Setter some vigorous exercise to prevent them from getting bored.

Since they’re born hunters, any off-leash activities will need to be in an enclosed space to prevent them from running off after smaller animals.

Training

Most English Setter puppies are very smart and eager to learn, making them very trainable dogs.

Obedience training is a requirement to manage an English Setter’s natural hunting instincts. Training your English Setter can be done almost as soon as you bring them home from the breeder.

You may also opt to enrol your English Setter puppy in training classes if you are planning to compete with them. Ensure that the training methods are based on positive reinforcement.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked English Setter Questions

Yes, the English Setter is somewhat uncommon, and it is important to only buy puppies from responsible breeders to preserve the health of the breed.

English Setters are not naturally aggressive, despite being hunting dogs. They may be initially wary of strangers and will tend to bark at first, but will soon settle down and make friends.

If you are looking to buy an English Setter for sale, it’s always better to buy from reputable, registered breeders. The best breeders can produce happy and well-tempered dogs. The average cost of English Setters for sale will be between AUD $2000 and $3000. Some colours of English Setter are more rare than others. A blue English Setter for sale may cost less than a lemon or chestnut English Setter.

Safe

Safe

Responsible

Responsible

Accountable

Accountable

Find your next pet with PetsForHomes - Australia’s number one free website to find a pet for sale or adoption.

Trusted & Viewed by over 1 Million Australians

Looking to sell your pet fast?

Feature your ad now!
RPBA

Apply Now

Free PetsForHomes Tops Ads

For RPBA Registered Breeders

Join Now

RPBA Cat and Dog
Top
Menu